4.19.2013

Inspired by Impressionism

This week we delved into the Impressionism period, and since Claude Monet's favorite subject was flowers, we did our art lesson using flowers.  This is taken from Drawing With Children by Mona Brooks.  While it is not in the impressionist style of painting, and we used markers anyway, we just focused on the subject matter.  However, I am sure we could have applied an impressionist style using watercolor or other paint medium if we wanted to.

Gianna and Eva are going to enter their flowers into the San Bernardino County Fair:
Sophia, age 8
Gianna, age 13
Eva, age 4

Another art lesson came from Meet the Masters on Claude Monet.  
We used the dotting paint style to create this still life:

Mom

Gianna, age 13
Today, Eva was inspired to do her own interpretation of Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies by Monet:

Eva, age 4

We also read What Makes a Monet a Monet by Richard Muhlberger;
and afterward, Sophia finished her artwork that she is entering into the Fair.
She decided to use the Impressionist style of smooshing or dotting the paint onto her canvas.
This is actually a mixed media of pencil and paint.

Sophia, age 8

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